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Name: 1LT John Clark Hunter
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/20/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 02/07/1947
Home City: New Philadelphia, OH
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV 5 INF
Prior Unit: C/3/17 CAV 70
Major organization: 5th Infantry Division
Flight class: 70-2
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-124
Short Summary: Rolled in on a 14.5 AAA after a Scout took fire. Took hits and caught fire at 500 ft AGL. Crashed hard and burned. Carl Nacca in front.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15579
Call sign: Charlie Horse 42
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: 14.5 AAA
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/12/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD695494
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 03/27/2000

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